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I noticed a tender grape sized ball in my upper thigh area (near groin). I am a 19 year old female. Is it possible that this may be a femoral hernia?

Unlikely

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If you can feel a distinct size,like a grape, it retains the same size no matter how you push on it ,the chance of it being a hernia is remote.Most of these peanut to grape sized structures are benign lymph notes that are often noticed in the fold of the groin.
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Dr. David Earle answered:

Dear doctor, I am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?

Shouldn't be

The placement of the mesh will augment you existing connective tissue and scar forming at the operative site such that it should prevent hernia in the future even with a chronic cough, heavy lifting, and all noral activity. While problems with the mesh are possible, they are unlikely, and would typically manifest with chronic pain. Activity or cough should not increase the risk of mesh problems.
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What would the symptoms be of a femoral hernia?

Groin pain/swelling

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Femoral hernias are not common, and more often seen in older females. There may be groin discomfort, pain, or low groin swelling along the groin crease. They can be a little harder to find or diagnose for some patients.
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Dr. Michael sawyer answered:

It is always necessary to have surgery for a femoral hernia?

Typically

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The vast majority of inguinal and femoral hernias require surgical repair especially if they are symptomatic. They will not improve without treatment.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Is there a cure for femoral hernia?

Yes!

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Femoral hernias may be easily repaired through out-patient surgery. Some surgeons favor repairing these through a traditional "open" approach; others prefer laparoscopy. Femoral hernias have a high potential for complications and should be repaired when diagnosed. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to consider this option.
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What are the symptoms of a femoral hernia ?

Pain

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Typically pain in the lower aspect o the groin and upper, inner thigh. There may be a lump there as well. A lump however could represent a swollen gland (lymph node) from an inflammatory process in the leg or foot. See your doctor for a physical exam.
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Is surgery necessary for a femoral hernia?

Yes

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The natural history of most hernias is that they enlarge and if currently asymptomatic, most eventually develop symptoms. Femoral hernias have a greater chance of incarceration (things getting stuck in them). Would recommend you see a surgeon and discuss hernia repair.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What exactly is a femoral hernia?

Groin Hernia

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Hernias tend to develop in natural weak spots of the abdominal wall. The femoral space is where the blood vessels pierce thru the abdominal wall to supply the legs. If this space widens, the inner layer of the abdominal wall can stretch thru this an create a sac. Although rare, they occur much more frequently in women. These hernias are prone to complications--all should be repaired.
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Dr. Johnny Serrano answered:

I'm starting to think I have a femoral hernia. What should I do?

See doc

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Doctor may be able to diagnose and if not will send to surgeon who can diagnose and fix.
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Inguinal or femoral hernia. What is harder to fix?

Femoral?

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the femoral hernia can be a little tricky to repair especially if they present with a tight acute incarceration as they are more likely to do than inguinal henias.therefore most surgeons do not watch femoral hernias.
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